True, Real or False signs

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true real or false labor

You are 38 weeks pregnant and experiencing  lower abdominal and back pain . You are not sure if this is true, real labor or false labor, Braxton Hicks contractions.  How can you tell the difference? More than one answer, 

  • You cannot tell without a vaginal exam
  • If you walk or change your position and the contractions lessen or stop, they mostly likely false, practice labor, Braxton Hicks . If they get stronger they are probably real labor
  • True labor usually have contractions that are regular for at least 60 min and continue, false labor is irregular and usually stop within the hour 
  • Real labor is usually in the lower abdominal area and radiate to the back , Braxton Hicks usually involves all of the stomach

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